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ADA4857-2:  Ultralow Distortion, Low Power, Low Noise, High Speed Op Amp

Product Details

The ADA4857 is a unity gain stable, high speed, voltage feedback amplifier with low distortion, low noise, and high slew rate. With a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of −88 dBc @ 10 MHz, the ADA4857 is an ideal solution for a variety of applications including ultrasounds, ATE, active filters, and ADC drivers. The Analog Devices, Inc., proprietary next-generation XFCB process and innovative architecture enables such high performance amplifiers.

The ADA4857 has 850 MHz bandwidth, 2800 V/μs slew rate, and settles to 0.1% in 15 ns. With a wide supply voltage range (5 V to 10 V), the ADA4857 is an ideal candidate for systems that require high dynamic range, precision, and speed.

The ADA4857-1 amplifier is available in a 3 mm × 3 mm, 8-lead LFCSP and a standard 8-lead SOIC. The ADA4857-2 is available in a 4 mm × 4 mm, 16-lead LFSCP. The LFCSP features an exposed paddle that provides a low thermal resistance path to the printed circuit board (PCB). This path enables more efficient heat transfer and increases reliability. The ADA4857 works over the extended industrial temperature range (−40°C to +125°C).


  • Instrumentation
  • IF and baseband amplifiers
  • Active filters
  • ADC drivers
  • DAC buffers


  • High speed
    850 MHz, -3 dB bandwidth (G = +1, RL = 1kΩ), LFSCP
    750 MHz, −3 dB bandwidth (G = +1, RL = 1 kΩ, SOIC)
    2800 V/µs slew rate
  • Low distortion:
    -88 dBc @ 10 MHz (G = +1, RL = 1kΩ)
  • Low power: 5 mA/amplifier @ 10 V
  • Low noise: 4.4 nV/√Hz
  • Wide supply voltage range: 5 V to 10 V
  • Power-down feature
  • Available in 3 mm × 3 mm 8-lead LFCSP (single), 8-lead SOIC (single), and 4 mm × 4 mm 16-lead LFCSP (dual)

Functional Block Diagram for ADA4857-2

Of Note ...

ADA4857-1 and ADA4857-2 win the "2008 Best in Electronic Design" award from Electronic Design.


Title Content Type File Type
ADA4857-1/ADA4857-2: Ultralow Distortion, Low Power, Low Noise, High Speed Op Amp Data Sheet (Rev C, 09/2013) (pdf, 764 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-0993: Active Filter Evaluation Board for Analog Devices, Inc., - Low Distortion Pinout Op Amps  (pdf, 107 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-581: Biasing and Decoupling Op Amps in Single Supply Applications  (pdf, 166 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-402: Replacing Output Clamping Op Amps with Input Clamping Amps  (pdf, 55 kB)
So far most clamping amplifiers have relied upon an output clamping architecture and are called output clamp amps (OCAs). A new architecture called an input clamp amp (ICA) offers superior clamping accuracy and lower distortion.
Application Notes PDF
AN-417: Fast Rail-to-Rail Operational Amplifiers Ease Design Constraints in Low Voltage High Speed Systems  (pdf, 228 kB)
Movement towards lower power supply voltages is driven by the demand that systems consume less and less power coupled with the desire to reduce the number of power supply voltages in the system. The following applications are discussed: Single-Ended and Differential Input ADC Input Circuits, Video Line Driver, Active Filter, HDSL Transceiver, and Transformer Drive Circuits.
Application Notes PDF
MT-060: Choosing Between Voltage Feedback and Current Feedback Op Amps  (pdf, 62 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-059: Compensating for the Effects of Input Capacitance on VFB and CFB Op Amps Used in Current-to-Voltage Converters  (pdf, 69 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-058: Effects of Feedback Capacitance on VFB and CFB Op Amps  (pdf, 66 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-056: High Speed Voltage Feedback Op Amps  (pdf, 109 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-053: Op Amp Distortion: HD, THD, THD + N, IMD, SFDR, MTPR  (pdf, 104 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-052: Op Amp Noise Figure: Don't Be Misled  (pdf, 60 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-050: Op Amp Total Output Noise Calculations for Second-Order System  (pdf, 38 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-049: Op Amp Total Output Noise Calculations for Single-Pole System  (pdf, 40 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-048: Op Amp Noise Relationships: 1/f Noise, RMS Noise, and Equivalent Noise Bandwidth  (pdf, 81 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-047: Op Amp Noise  (pdf, 72 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-033: Voltage Feedback Op Amp Gain and Bandwidth  (pdf, 251 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-032: Ideal Voltage Feedback (VFB) Op Amp  (pdf, 65 kB) Tutorials PDF
A Stress-Free Method for Choosing High-Speed Op Amps
A decision-tree approach to making the critical decision about high-speed op amp selection, including a look at some helpful tools.
Webcasts WEBCAST
UG-082: Evaluation Board User Guide for Dual High Speed Operational Amplifiers
(16-Lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP with Dedicated Feedback Pin)
 (pdf, 253 kB)
User Guides PDF
SAR ADC & Driver Quick-Match Guide  (pdf, 251 kB)
Find drivers for ADI's most popular single-ended and differential SAR ADCs based on your specific application conditions.
Product Selection Guide PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
dBm/dBu/dBv Calculator
This calculator converts between standard units of power measurement and signal strength.
Utilities and Conversions HTML
Power Dissipation vs Die Temp
This tool estimates die temperature and power dissipation based on the supply voltages, ambient temperature, load characteristics, and package thermal data.
Utilities and Conversions HTML
This tool will help with the selection, evaluation and troubleshooting of voltage feedback Op-Amps. It uses typical data to model the behavior of a selected amplifier. It allows a user to select an amplifier, configure a circuit, apply a signal and evaluate the performance. It is useful for checking an amplifier's spec's such as Bandwidth, Slew Rate, Input/Output Range, Gain Error, Load Current, Stability Issues and DC Errors in a given circuit.
ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
OpAmp Stability
An applet for demonstrating stability effects in opamp buffers.
Design Calculators HTML
ADA4857 SPICE Macro Model SPICE Models HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

ADA4857-2 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
ADA4857-2YCPZ-R2 Status: Production 16 ld LFCSP (4x4x.85mm, 2.10mm exposed pad) 16 Ind Reel, 250 $5.00 $5.00 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
ADA4857-2YCPZ-R7 Status: Production 16 ld LFCSP (4x4x.85mm, 2.10mm exposed pad) 16 Ind Reel, 1500 $3.04 $2.53 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
ADA4857-2YCPZ-RL Status: Production 16 ld LFCSP (4x4x.85mm, 2.10mm exposed pad) 16 Ind Reel, 5000 $3.04 $2.53 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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ADA4857-2 Evaluation Board
Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
ADA4857-2YCP-EBZ Status: Production 16-Lead LFCSP Bare Evaluation Board $18.25 Yes -
ADA4857-2YCPZ-R7 Status: Production 16-Lead LFCSP $4.05 Yes -

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